War of the Rebellion: Serial 021 Page 0765 Chapter XXVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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[Indorsement.]

JULY 3, 1862.

Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War.

I am not were that Major General S. Jones was transferred to General Beauregard's army on account of any complaints to his prejudice, but application of both General Beauregard and General Bragg.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

GRENADA, June 23, 1862.

General BRAGG, Tupelo, Miss.:

I shall proceed in command of the troops to Vicksburg and report to Major-General Van Dorn. Col. B. Sesha Harmon is assigned to the command of this post.

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GRENADA, June 24, 1862.

Major-General VAN DORN, Jackson, Miss.:

Hope to send General Thompson's men to the ram Arkansas.

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General.

GRENADA, June 24, 1862.

Major-General VAN DORN, Jackson, Miss.:

General Bragg orders me to report to you.

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Special Department.

CONFEDERATE STATES GUNBOAT ARKANSAS,

June 25, 1862.

Brigadier General DANIEL RUGGLES,

Commanding Special Department, Grenada, Miss.:

SIR: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letters of yesterday, with the copy of General Van Dorn's dispatches.* I regret to find that by implication it is through I would prefer b urging the Arkansas in Yazoo River to hurling the vessel against the enemy. I have never required prompting in any duties that I have been called on to perform, and those who have impatient spectators of my conduct here will not accuse me of having been idle. That I am no yet ready is because I could not perform impossibilities. The Montgomery fleet did not give me one man. They went from the paid off and with honorable discharged, through three months of their enlisted time had

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